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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 90 reviews
2003 Ford Focus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 90 reviews
The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.
Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)
The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.
The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!
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Ford Focus Questions
I Have A 03 Focus 5 Speed That At Times Tends To Buck When I Let Off The Ga...
when driving my 03 focus 5 speed 'when I let off the gas she will buck at times when I accelerate she pulls right out of it and it doesn't happen all the time other wise a great runner. tom.
My 2003 Ford Focus,jerks When I Step On Gas To Speed Up? Whats The Cause Of...
when driving on the freeway or uphill,where I speed the c,.ar start jerking and sometime the engine sound like it want a die.. please help
Why Car Will Not Go Into Gear
While in the yard turned off the car will not go into gear. While driving I can stop at a stop sign or red light turn off the car put it into gear and crank it up again. It will not shift into gear ...
Replaced Alternator And Now Rear Brake Lights And Blinkers Are Not Working
car starts and front blinkers flash very fast and i have no back brake light or blinkers.